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School board discusses district fee increases

Increase in fees to participate in school sports could become a reality as of the April 25 school board meeting. Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance John Fitzgerald said the bulk changes were done by a "benchmarking with peer districts....more >>
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More fruits and veggies in school cafeteria

While a push for healthier foods has been seen at grocery stores, restaurants, and even fast food joints, it's also been found in school lunchrooms. "When you see what's happening in other districts, I think there is a real consciousness towards healthier foods," said Tom Toby, interim principal at Lake Orion High School....more >>

High schools teach lessons with PSA's

By Olivia Shumaker Review Intern While it may not be a popular message at a Saturday night party, Lake Orion High School students found that an anti-drinking message is one they feel they should support....more >>
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Robotics team ranked 21 out of 190

The Oxford High School Robotics team, TORC Team 2137, recently competed in the Michigan State Robotics Competition. While they did not advance to the National finals, TORC Team 2137 did complete their season in strong fashion, finishing 21st out of 190 Michigan teams....more >>
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Balsley: OHS students were a fuse away from first or second place

Some days you get the bear, and some days the bear gets you. Unfortunately, it was definitely a case of the latter for Oxford High School students Kyle Feeney and Paul Strong as they placed sixth last week in the state finals of the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition held in Warren....more >>
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Leonard's got talent!

It truly is amazing the large amount of talent that can spring from such small bodies. Last week, Leonard Elementary held its annual talent show and it was definitely a hit with the audience....more >>
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OMS kids help plant trees

"I can grow a thousand trees, but I can't find a thousand places to plant them. That's why I need help from you guys," said Doug Pettypiece to the sixth-graders in Andrew McDonald's science class at Oxford Middle School on Friday morning....more >>

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OHS students can earn college credits on-line

Students enrolling as freshmen at Oxford High School this fall will have the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credits by the time they graduate high school. According to OCS Virtual Academy and Early College School Director Andrew Hulbert, Oxford has developed a partnership with Rochester and Oakland Community Colleges that will enable students to take college courses while still enrolled at Oxford High School....more >>

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OCS honors nominees for various awards

Oxford Community Schools honored several of its employees at the Board of Education meeting held Monday, April 23. Oxford principals nominated the following district teachers for Oakland County Teacher of the Year Kelly Bollman, Stacey Blaskowski, Lisa Sabo, Jessica Bull, Amy Devin, Staci Dennis, Monica Kmiec and Jeanne Crampton In addition to the teaching faculty, support staff were also honored with nominations for the Betty Campion Award....more >>
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Born September 20th
1878: Upton Sinclair, author best known today for The Jungle.
1884: Maxwell Perkins, editor, the first to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe.
1885: Ferdinand Lamenthe (Jelly Roll Morton), jazz pianist, composer and singer, one of the first to orchestrate jazz music.
1891: Lamine Gueye, Senegalese political leader.
1917: Arnold Red Auerbach, second winningest basketball coach in history with 1,037 victories for the Boston Celtics.
September 20th
in history
1830: The National Negro Convention convenes in Philadelphia with the purpose of abolishing slavery.
1850: The slave trade is abolished in the District of Columbia.Dedicated Massachusetts abolitionist Silas Soule ironically gave his life for the red man, not the black.
1853: The Allies defeat the Russians at the battle of Alma on the Crimean Peninsula.
1863: Union troops under George Thomas prevent the Union defeat at Chickamauga from becoming a rout, earning him the nickname the Rock of Chickamauga. Desperate stand at Chickamauga.
1934: Bruno Hauptmann arrested for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.B.F. Mahoney was the 'mystery man' behind the Ryan company that built Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.